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Daily Bagel: The best (worst?) insults from tennis players

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• Video: Roger Federer with a perfect backhand flick lob and anticipation at the net in his straight set win over Mikhail Kukushkin today at Davis Cup.

• The Tennis Space has collected some of the best (worst?) insults levied by tennis players.

Andre Agassi on Pete Sampras:

“Pete sounds more robotic than a parrot. I envy Pete’s dullness. I wish I could emulate his spectacular lack of inspiration, and his peculiar lack of need for inspiration.”

What Anna Kournikova said to Martina Hingis after losing 6-0 6-0 to her at the junior US Open:

“You won, but I’m prettier and more marketable than you.”

• A British teenage prospect is suing the Lawn Tennis Association for racial discrimination.

• Steve Tignor and Richard Pagliaro at Tennis.com discuss the first quarter of the tennis season.

• A fan's view of the Sony Open.

• What's the term for a photo of a selfie in progress? A meta-selfie?

• Klara Zakopalova has gone back to her maiden name, Koukalova.

• Non-tennis: SI.com's Final Four picks.

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